Paul Davies

Regents Professor

  • 5125 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
1969 …2023
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Research Output 1969 2018

2003
42 Citations (Scopus)

Black hole versus cosmological horizon entropy

Davis, T. M., Davies, P. & Lineweaver, C. H., Jul 7 2003, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 20, 13, p. 2753-2764 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

horizon
event horizon
entropy
universe
thermodynamics

Born lucky

Davies, P., 2003, In : New Scientist. 178, 2403, p. 32 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Does life's rapid appearance imply a martian origin?

Davies, P., Dec 1 2003, In : Astrobiology. 3, 4, p. 673-679 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

origin of life
Exobiology
Mars
ejecta
biological evolution
9 Citations (Scopus)

How bio-friendly is the universe?

Davies, P., 2003, In : International Journal of Astrobiology. 2, 2, p. 115-120 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

panspermia
universe
biological evolution
information processing
information theory

Time and space [3]

Davies, P., Dec 6 2003, In : New Scientist. 180, 2424, p. 34 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2002
15 Citations (Scopus)

Biomarkers and microfossils in the Murchison, Rainbow, and Tagish Lake meteorites

Hoover, R. B., Jerman, G., Rozanov, A. Y. & Davies, P., 2002, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Hoover, R. B., Rozanov, A. Y. & Paepe, R. R. (eds.). Vol. 4859. p. 15-31 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Meteorites
rainbows
biomarkers
Biomarkers
meteorites
52 Citations (Scopus)

Black holes constrain varying constants

Davies, P., Davis, T. M. & Lineweaver, C. H., Aug 8 2002, In : Nature. 418, 6898, p. 602-603 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Astronomy
28 Citations (Scopus)

Detection of negative energy: 4-dimensional examples

Davies, P. & Ottewill, A. C., Jan 1 2002, In : Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 65, 10, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

flux density
radiation counters
excitation
equivalence
energy
25 Citations (Scopus)

How far can the generalized second law be generalized?

Davies, P. & Davis, T. M., Dec 2002, In : Foundations of Physics. 32, 12, p. 1877-1889 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

event horizon
thermodynamics
horizon
entropy
theoretical physics
3 Citations (Scopus)

How to build a time machine

Davies, P., Sep 2002, In : Scientific American. 287, 3, p. 50 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Seven wonders

Davies, P., 2002, In : New Scientist. 175, 2361, p. 28 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

That mysterious flow

Davies, P., Sep 2002, In : Scientific American. 287, 3, p. 40 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2001
3 Citations (Scopus)

Liquid space

Davies, P., 2001, In : New Scientist. 172, 2315, p. 30-34 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Quantum vacuum noise in physics and cosmology

Davies, P., Sep 2001, In : Chaos. 11, 3, p. 539-547 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cosmology
cosmology
Vacuum
Physics
vacuum
5 Citations (Scopus)

The origin of life. I: When and where did it begin?

Davies, P., 2001, In : Science Progress. 84, Pt 1, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mars
Planets
Solar System
Oceans and Seas
Origin of Life
6 Citations (Scopus)

The origin of life. II: How did it begin?

Davies, P., 2001, In : Science Progress. 84, Pt 1, p. 17-29 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nucleic Acids
Ovum
Chickens
RNA
Genetic Code
1999
1 Citation (Scopus)

Life force

Davies, P., 1999, In : New Scientist. 163, 2204, p. 26-30 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1998

Paradox lost

Davies, P., 1998, In : New Scientist. 157, 2126, p. 27-30 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1997

Time's arrow

Davies, P., 1997, In : New Scientist. 2106, p. 34-38 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1996
54 Citations (Scopus)

Detecting the rotating quantum vacuum

Davies, P., Dray, T. & Manogue, C. A., Apr 15 1996, In : Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 53, 8, p. 4382-4387 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radiation counters
Rotating
Vacuum
Detector
vacuum
4 Citations (Scopus)

Einstein's greatest mistake?

Davies, P., 1996, In : Astrophysics and Space Science. 244, 1-2, p. 219-227 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

paradoxes
reintroduction
universe
young

Life from Earth

Davies, P., 1996, In : New Scientist. 151, 2046, p. 48 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Shaking light from the void

Davies, P., 1996, In : Nature. 382, 6594, p. 761-762 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

The transfer of viable microorganisms between planets

Davies, P., 1996, In : CIBA Foundation Symposia. 202, p. 304-317 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Minor Planets
Planets
Solar System
History
Origin of Life
1993
29 Citations (Scopus)

Quantum vacuum instability near rotating stars

Matacz, A. L., Davies, P. & Ottewill, A. C., 1993, In : Physical Review D. 47, 4, p. 1557-1562 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stars
vacuum
18 Citations (Scopus)

Time-symmetric cosmology and the opacity of the future light cone

Davies, P. & Twamley, J., 1993, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 10, 5, p. 931-945 15 p., 011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

opacity
cosmology
cones
universe
reaction time
1989

A brief history of time

Davies, P., 1989, In : Contemporary Physics. 30, 2, p. 135-136 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

histories
3 Citations (Scopus)

Cosmological dissipative structure

Davies, P., Sep 1989, In : International Journal of Theoretical Physics. 28, 9, p. 1051-1066 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dissipative Structure
Entropy
entropy
Black Holes
Algorithmic Complexity
3 Citations (Scopus)

Journey through a black hole

Davies, P. & Moss, I. G., 1989, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 6, 9, 004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stress tensors
thermodynamic equilibrium
horizon
universe
anomalies
16 Citations (Scopus)

Particle detectors in the presence of boundaries

Davies, P., Liu, Z. X. & Ottewill, A. C., 1989, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 6, 7, p. 1041-1051 11 p., 010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radiation counters
parallel plates
monopoles
energy spectra
flux density
87 Citations (Scopus)

Thermodynamic phase transitions of Kerr-Newman black holes in de Sitter space

Davies, P., 1989, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 6, 12, p. 1909-1914 6 p., 018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thermodynamics
electric charge
universe
specific heat
1988
80 Citations (Scopus)

Cosmological horizons and entropy

Davies, P., 1988, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 5, 10, p. 1349-1355 7 p., 013.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

event horizon
horizon
theorems
entropy
analogs
92 Citations (Scopus)

Quantum gravitational effects near cosmic strings

Davies, P. & Sahni, V., 1988, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 5, 1, p. 1-17 17 p., 009.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gravitational effects
strings
radiation counters
particle production
thermal radiation
1987
102 Citations (Scopus)

Cosmological horizons and the generalised second law of thermodynamics

Davies, P., 1987, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 4, 6, 006.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

horizon
thermodynamics
event horizon
viscous fluids
entropy
1986
35 Citations (Scopus)

Gravitational entropy: Beyond the black hole

Davies, P., Ford, L. H. & Page, D. N., 1986, In : Physical Review D. 34, 6, p. 1700-1707 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

entropy
spherical shells
horizon
universe
thermodynamics
13 Citations (Scopus)

Measurement of the velocity of a Dirac particle

Davies, P., 1986, In : Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General. 19, 11, p. 2115-2121 7 p., 020.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
relativistic particles
clocks
Clocks
Model
1985
9 Citations (Scopus)

Boundary effects and the massless limit of the photon

Davies, P. & Toms, D. J., 1985, In : Physical Review D. 31, 6, p. 1363-1369 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

photons
vacuum
gauge invariance
stress tensors
electromagnetic fields
1984
3 Citations (Scopus)

Acceleration radiation in a compact space

Copeland, E. J., Davies, P. & Hinton, K., 1984, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 1, 2, p. 179-187 9 p., 013.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radiation
event horizon
radiation counters
detectors
6 Citations (Scopus)

Inflation in the universe and time asymmetry

Davies, P., 1984, In : Nature. 312, 5994, p. 524-527 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

theses
universe
time measurement
asymmetry
entropy
46 Citations (Scopus)

Mining the Universe

Davies, P., 1984, In : Physical Review D. 30, 4, p. 737-742 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

universe
gravitational fields
horizon
recovery
evaporation
1983
18 Citations (Scopus)

Accelerated observers do not detect isotropic thermal radiation

Hinton, K., Davies, P. & Pfautsch, J., Jan 6 1983, In : Physics Letters B. 120, 1-3, p. 88-90 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thermal radiation
radiation counters
radiation
discrimination
baths
35 Citations (Scopus)

Inflation and time asymmetry in the Universe

Davies, P., 1983, In : Nature. 301, 5899, p. 398-400 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

universe
asymmetry
entropy
gravitational fields
gravitation
11 Citations (Scopus)

The anthropic principle

Davies, P., 1983, In : Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics. 10, C, p. 1-38 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

The Inflationary Universe

Davies, P., 1983, In : The Sciences. 23, 2, p. 32-37 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1982
15 Citations (Scopus)

An exactly soluble moving-mirror problem

Walker, W. R. & Davies, P., 1982, In : Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General. 15, 9, 008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mirror
Mirrors
Trajectories
mirrors
Radiation

Bounded brainpower?

Davies, P., 1982, In : Nature. 296, 5854, p. 201 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Broken symmetry theories of gravity and implications for cosmology

Critchley, R., Davies, P. & Kennedy, G., May 20 1982, In : Physics Letters B. 112, 4-5, p. 331-335 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gravitational constant
cosmology
broken symmetry
gravitation
temperature dependence
35 Citations (Scopus)

Can moving mirrors violate the second law of thermodynamics?

Davies, P., Jun 17 1982, In : Physics Letters B. 113, 3, p. 215-218 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mirrors
thermodynamics
energy

Missing Matter: Not even protons, it seems, last forever

Davies, P., 1982, In : The Sciences. 22, 1, p. 15-19 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

QUANTUM THEORY AND THE EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE.

Davies, P. & Fang, J., Jun 8 1982, In : Proceedings of The Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 381, 1781, p. 469-478 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Equivalence Principle
Consistency Conditions
Perturbation Expansion
Quantum theory
Gauge Field